descriptionA static site for tracking the books I've read
last changeSat, 17 Apr 2021 20:46:26 +0000 (21:46 +0100)
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books.alexwlchan.net

This is the source code for https://books.alexwlchan.net, a site I use to track the books I've read. This repo contains both the scripts that build the site, and the source data used by the scripts.

How it works

Each book is a text file, with a bit of metadata at the top, and Markdown text in the body. Here's an example:


book:
  title: Trans Like Me
  author: C. N. Lester
  publication_year: 2017
  cover_image: trans-like-me.jpg
  cover_desc: >
    The words “trans like me” in lowercased, large letters, set on a slightly off-white background.
    The words “trans” and “me” are in red; the word “like” is in black.
  isbn13: 9780349008608

review:
  date_read: 2020-01-27
  rating: 5
  format: paperback
---

I put off reading this for ages, but I’m glad I finally got to reading it.

When I run the build script, it reads all these files, and turns them into a set of HTML files. I upload a copy of those HTML files to my web server, where they're served by nginx.

Why...?

shortlog
2 days ago Alex ChanAdd an entry for "The Galaxy and the Ground Within" development
2021-03-31 Alex ChanAdd a brief review for Programmed Inequality
2021-03-28 Alex ChanLink to a tweet about "Unicorn"
2021-03-23 Alex ChanAdd an entry for "Solutions and Other Problems"
2021-03-21 Alex ChanAdd an entry for "Captain Corelli's Mandolin"
2021-03-15 Alex ChanAdd a review of "The Cyberiad"
2021-03-12 Alex ChanReview "Mathematics and Politics"
2021-03-05 Alex ChanAdd a quick review of "Disability Visibility"
2021-03-05 Alex ChanAllow specifying an editor as well as/instead of an...
2021-02-28 Alex ChanAdd a review for Pride and Prejudice
2021-02-07 Alex ChanI've read the Colossus book
2021-02-07 Alex ChanTry a better version of the Mismatch image
2021-01-16 Alex ChanTweak the shade of brown on "A Speller's Companion"
2021-01-16 Alex ChanUse the slug to identify books, not the color
2021-01-03 Alex ChanAdd a note about "Getting the Love You Want"
2021-01-02 Alex ChanAdd an entry for "Lustrum". First book of 2021!
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heads
2 days ago development